Aligning with national network increases mobility and decreases social isolation
August 27, 2020
Carbon County is mostly rural. Coupled with its older population, and considering the current pandemic, social isolation worries Therese Picasso-Edwards.
"[Seniors] just didn't feel that they are in the county-wide loop," Picasso-Edwards, the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation program director, said.
Carbon County has been working to increase mobility for senior citizens and decrease social isolation after it joined a nationwide age-friendly initiative.
The county is one of two localities in Montana working with AARP's Age-Friendly Network, a network of more than 450 communities in the U.S...